My name is Natalie Holsten, and I live and serve with my family in Papua, Indonesia. My husband David is regional director and a pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship. Our four children are Carter, Grace, Luke, and Zoe. We started out in Kalimantan (island of Borneo) in 2001 and were there for 10 years before transitioning to Papua in eastern Indonesia. When we found out in 2000 that we’d be serving in Indonesia, I burst into tears, and they were NOT tears of joy. Now, almost 16 years later, I cannot imagine having served anywhere else. The LORD has used our life in Indonesia to grow and stretch my faith and trust in Him.
I have been involved in a variety of ministries over the years, including teaching English as a second language, mentoring young couples, and working as a high school English teacher at our kids’ international school. Currently, a friend and I are developing a seminar about preventing sexual abuse among children, which we hope to present to nationals. Please pray that many people will hear the message we hope to convey through our seminar. Please pray also for our family as we prepare to transition our oldest child to college and life in the U.S.A. later this year.